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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Sunshine State Conference
From Florida Southern College

Florida Southern College is a national leader in engaged learning. Ranked among America's top colleges by US News & World Report, Forbes, and The Fiske Guide, our hands-on learning environment provides students with opportunities for research, performance, and service learning. Our signature guarantees provide each student the opportunity to intern at renowned companies, study abroad, and graduate in four years.

Ranked the #1 “most beautiful” campus in the nation for two consecutive years by The Princeton Review, our 113-acre Frank Lloyd Wright-designed campus attracts students from all of the country. We invite you to visit and explore all Florida Southern and central Florida has to offer.

Florida Southern College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
50%
SAT Range
1130-1300
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$26,135/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$23,138/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.63 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.74 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.75 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    18%
  • On Campus
    79%
  • Online
    3%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,518Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
205
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 55 responses
Report
  • Involved
    71%
  • Rich white kid.
    15%
  • Dry campus
    4%
  • Stuck up
    4%
  • Apathetic
    2%
  • Driven
    2%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.95 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.110 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 56 responses
Report
  • Interactive
    30%
  • Personal
    29%
  • Everything you want
    14%
  • Boring
    7%
  • A trap
    5%
  • Create your house the party house be nice= hot chi
    4%
  • Strict
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $41,400/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    64%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    94%
    National
    83%
    76%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.41 responses

    Florida Southern College Reviews

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    What I enjoyed about Florida Southern College was that I felt welcomed. From the first moment I set foot on their campus for a tour, I was immediately given a t-shirt, informational brochures, and water. Every ambassador knew how to greet their guests and how to entertain us throughout the campus walk. The area was clean, and the sun shined beautifully! Students that were nearby were engaged in their course work. For a private school, they know how to ensure the students eat well as they had numerous food choices in the cafeteria. The library and study room designs were flawless, and the atmosphere was relaxing! We were informed that day one of college, every student engages in hands-on work for their majors with a high-qualified professor. The best part was that about 95% of students by their junior year get to study abroad (which is included in the tuition!).
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    Florida Southern really does have the most beautiful campus. It only takes about 15 minutes to walk from one end of campus to another, so the walk to class isn't too bad if you aren't a morning person. The teachers at Florida Southern are well-educated with experience in their fields, and they really do want to see you succeed. Your professor will know your name, and get to know your personality so that they can help you achieve your goals. That is the best part about going to a smaller school. Not only do you know the professors, but you know everyone on campus. Stronger and more personal relationships can be built in this homey environment. They give out really great scholarships too! The athletics are great, especially Basketball, Baseball, and Lacrosse, but I do wish we had a football team sometimes. The freshman dorms aren't the best, but after that they get much nicer. The food is pretty good. The local area is amazing, there is always something to do, or somewhere to eat.
    I feel like I have genuinely found a home here at Mocs U! I am an accounting major, and the professors who work in the business school are incredible. It definitely helps to be involved on campus to make friends, but because of how small of a school it is, meeting new people comes pretty naturally. The location is great, being close to both Orlando and Tampa, part of my heart belongs to Lakeland now!